June 29, 2011

Fun Pot Holder Project from PamKittyMorning

Pam Vieira - McGinnis is the author of the PamKittyMorning blog.  It's one my favorites and it's wonderful.  She generously posted a free pattern for the CUTEST pot holder.  Head on over!

June 26, 2011

4th Times A Charm

Wow, this one little block totally kicked my butt this weekend!  It took me FOUR times to get it right, which is silly since I've already done one quilt with similar embroidery.  You'd think I would have written down the stabilizer I used, the size, etc.  But noooooo, that would have been way too easy.  Anyway, I finally got it right and it's now sewn snugly into its own row.  

You can see the stabilizer behind the design at this point but trust me, you will not see it once it's quilted.  Onward!!

Have a great week!

June 21, 2011

Irish Chain

As promised to my friend, Bonita, here are some pictures of the blocks for the Irish Chain Quilt for her daughter's anniversary. 
Block 1
Block 2
The green matches the color of her bridesmaids' dresses.  Wait unil you see the border, it's so pretty.  This is going to be another of my favorites. 

The fires continue to burn all around us here in North Florida.  The smoke is so thick it makes it hard to breath when you go outside.  I read in the paper this morning that 157 wildfires are burning within a 50 mile radius of Jacksonville, over 280,000 acres.  We need rain.  I'm sure that's what the people in Arizona are praying for as well. 

Have a great day!

June 20, 2011

A Very Productive Weekend

I spent most of Saturday sewing blocks for Bonita's new quilt.  I have all of them done except one and I will be doing the embroidery on it this week.  I did take pictures but have not had a chance to download them yet.  Hopefully tonight.  [I promise I have pics B.]  :-)

Sunday was another sewing day except it was spent at my friend, Sandy's, house.  I helped her make a very cute table cloth for her tennis team party.  Again, I'm sorry for the picture quality.  I took it on my phone.  It is cute, though!!  The material is from Timeless Treasure. 

Happy Monday Everyone!  Make it a great day!

June 16, 2011


Back from vacation and happy to be home.  Although, we had a FABULOUS time in the mountains.  Our friends have a pontoon boat and we spent most of Saturday and a couple of hours on Sunday on Lake Chatuge in Georgia.

Thanks guys for such great hospitality!

June 8, 2011

Mountains - I'm Almost There

Photo from http://blairsville.com/
Can't wait until I'm there.  Good friends, good food and clean air.  It makes my heart sing.

I grew up in the Midwest, but the mountains always call my name.  It won't be long.

June 6, 2011


Yes, I'm alive and well.  It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks.  Between traveling to South Florida for my mom's retirement, stopping at my MIL's house and fixing the roof, and starting my new job, it's been a little busy.  Not to worry, I managed to get a little purse made for my friend's 9 year old grandaughter.  I'm so proud of her.  She went to the quilt shop with me and picked out the fabric all by herself. 

Sorry about the bad pic, I took it with my phone.  Anyway, you get the idea.   

I'm also making another Irish Chain quilt for my friend at work.  I managed to get all the fabric bought and cut out on Sunday.  I have 2 sections done.  I'll share pictures and fabric choice later.   

Have a great day everyone!